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New Tool Speeds Password Cracking With Distributed Password Recovery

Passware, Inc., a provider of password recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery software for corporations and law enforcement organizations, announced Passware Kit 10, the first commercially available software to accelerate distributed password recovery using both graphics processing units (GPUs) and Tableau TACC1441 hardware.Password Recovery Software

With a sticker price of $795, Passware Kit 10 can utilize the computing power of multiple computers running Passware Kit Agents to increase performance in the password recovery process. Law enforcement and government agencies, institutions, corporations, private investigators, and of course hackers, can now dramatically reduce the process of cracking strong passwords by leveraging the power of hardware-accelerated distributed password recovery.

"Once considered a lengthy process, recovering a strong password is made much easier because of Passware Kit's ability to connect multiple computers to one password recovery process," said Dmitry Sumin, president of Passware, Inc. "Distributing the process among many computers dramatically improves its speed. The added support of different hardware accelerators, like Tableau TACC and nVidia GPU graphic cards, allows companies with a network of workstations to leverage the computing power of all this hardware to recover the password efficiently and effectively."

The Distributed Password Recovery can be applied to over 40 different file types, including ones with strong encryption, such as MS Office documents, FileMaker Database files, Zip and RAR archives.

According to Andy Malone, Microsoft MVP and Cybercrime Security Forum, "Passware Kit is top dog. From lost passwords to complete Bitlocker and TrueCrypt Volume recovery, this is an absolute 'must' for security and IT professionals."

Passware customers include Fortune 100 companies and various US federal and state agencies, such as IRS, US Army, US Department of Defense (DOD), US Department of Justice, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Transportation, US Postal Service, US Secret Service, US Senate and US Supreme Court.

There are sure to be plenty of "customers" using the software without good intention as well, and  the software will be a valuable tool for hackers and cybercriminals to add to their arsenal.

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